Morgan Brown ‘17 — On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Romeo community voted yes. The bond to reform Romeo schools passed with 62% of the vote, according to sourcenewspapers.com.
By June 2016, one part of the 86 million dollar project will be finished, and by June 2020, every school in Romeo will be fixed, upgraded, and serving a new purpose.
As a reminder, under the bond, the following changes will take place:
- Romeo High School will function as one middle school for all Romeo students.
- Powell Middle School will become an academy for ninth grade students.
- The RETC will be expanded to serve students from tenth to twelfth grade.
- All elementary schools in the district will be upgraded for enhanced security and safety.
- Romeo Middle School will be demolished.
- Barnabo field will be upgraded.
“This is a change that is long overdue,” principal Mr. Kaufman said. “Thank you to parents, students, faculty, and the community. At the end of the day, what matters is what our students deserve.”
Now that the bond has passed, the community can move forward in making Romeo Community Schools into a safer, more enjoyable environment. Look around for the red squares in the school to see what parts of the building will be updated by May 2020.